Date: Wednesday June 03, 2020
Location: Wreck Center – Oak Park
Field is open and there is work to be done. Bring some gloves and we will all have some fun!
A cool breeze blew on an otherwise humid and gloomy morning. The field was open and prepared with cones awaiting the pax. A passer by was encouraged to join and behold he agreed to participate. The call for coupons was made but due to a car battery malfunction could not be delivered. No bother, work can be done without weight and the pax may have preferred having them present.
Conditions: 70ish, humid(ish), a breeze was blowing and storm was coming
Disclaimer: I am not a professional (but to our surprise Kai is)
Standard warm up with SSH x 25 (IC), Imperial Walkers x 20 (IC), Mountain Climbers x 15 (IC)
Break up into 3 teams by counting (Kodak, Bouche & YHC; Cutter, Bronco, & Lead Pipe; LED, Kai, & Hojo)
Team challenge, as a team complete 2000 total reps of activities below and 30 suicides within the 40 minutes left. Break them up however you want, but keep moving
Acceptable exercises were: Dive Bombers, Turkish Get-Ups, Big Boy Sit-ups, Diamond Merkins, Squats
No Team reached 2000 reps (though team 2 was close), but that wasn’t the point. Most teams got to around 1500 total reps and ~20 suicides
Moleskin: The purpose of today’s activity was to set a BIG goal, a goal that may not be achievable, but a goal worthy of pursuing. Falling short is not a failure, falling short places the reacher in a place that he may not have been otherwise. Our world is in turmoil. Our citizenry is facing a collision of many forces that individually have challenged us at a high level. In the midst of the largest world wide pandemic ever, and the highest unemployment rate ever, we have seen the emergence of yet another series of tragedies in our black communities that have pushed our populace to some of the largest collective protests in our nation’s history. It is easy to be overwhelmed by these events. Our communities and our governments need strong, ethical leaders now more than ever. So what is it that F3 prepares us for? Is it preparing us for physical fitness only? Is it preparing us to overcome male loneliness and isolation only? Or is F3 preparing us to take on the hard challenges in our life and in our community? The answers we need are not easy, the work that needs to be done will be difficult. There will come moments along the path where we need to stop and breathe and we will need another man to come along side us and push us to keep moving forward. F3 is training us for these challenges and more. The shield lock gives the man the strength he needs when he is overwhelmed, and when he returns to strength it is his responsibility to lock his shields with another man who needs his help. Let us set BIG goals for our communities and continue the work of reaching for these goals no matter how far off they seem to be. Our communities need us, are we ready to embrace that leadership or will we succumb to the storm?